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Richard Dean "Dick" Cly
  • Old Bethel United Methodist Church
    Indianapolis, IN
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“Thank you to all for your kind words and expressions of sympathy. He will always be loved and greatly missed. Marilyn Cly and family ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Cly - Indinapolis, IN

Old Bethel Breakfast 2014 “Thank you to all for your kind words and expressions of sympathy. He will always be loved and greatly missed. Marilyn Cly and family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn Cly - Indianapolis, IN

“Marilyn, so, so sorry about your husband. What a wonderful partner he had in you for the journey you had together, and for how you cared for and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Ann Wheeler - Indianapolis, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers to his family . ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: John Selm - New Castle, IN

“Carla, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know what he meant to you. Please know you are in my thoughts. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Martha McGhee - Brownsburg, IN

“A very dear man who put smiles on everyone's faces. Best known as Santa to many children out there. Bless the souls of his family, hold your...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: MICHELLE SELVIDGE - Indianapolis, IN

“For my daughter, who is now a teenager, he was the one and only Santa. She would accept no other. The fact that Santa chose to attend our church,...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mary DeHoff

“May God rest his soul in Paradise. We will remember Dick fondly and will pray for peace for the family ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Bob and Becky Painter - IN

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Richard Dean ("Dick") Cly, 79, of Indianapolis/Brookville, IN, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017. Richard was born August 10, 1937. He was an alumni of Brookville High School, where he enjoyed and lettered 4 years in football. He served in the United States Air Force from 1955 – 1959. He worked for AT&T over 30 years initially as a craftsman, then district manager. After retirement, he worked part-time at Lowes in the hardware section – which only was fitting, as his most gratifying career was as Santa (well, as one as Santa's "official" helpers). He was a devoted member of the Old Bethel United Methodist Church for many years. Richard also loved coaching. He coached both his daughters as well as several of their teammates for many years at Warren Little League. He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed golfing, bowling, and softball.
Richard is survived by his wife, Marilyn Wilkins Cly; daughters, Carla Deanne (Brad) Harden and Andrea (Barry) Cly Morris; sisters, Nancy Moster, Becky Hohman, and Suzy Gillman – all of Brookville, IN; as well as four grandchildren, Richie Harden, Amelia Harden, Marilyn Morris and Chester Morris, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia (Groseclose) Cly and Chester A. Cly.
Funeral services for Richard will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Hendryx Mortuary – Cumberland Chapel, 11636 East Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229. Family and friends may call from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, with a visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 AM prior to service. Burial and military honors to follow at New Palestine Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Richard's name to the Old Bethel United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choosing. Hendryx Mortuaries is honored to be assisting the family with the services. Online condolences may be directed to or the Hendryx Mortuaries' Facebook page.